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A new way to look at prostate cancer.

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Meet Ezra
We’re fixing it.

Prostate cancer screening is broken.

We’re fixing it.

Today prostate cancer screening is done using a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, followed by a prostate biopsy if PSA levels are elevated.

But research shows that PSA levels are often inaccurate, resulting in overdiagnosis and unnecessary biopsies. Not to mention that prostate biopsies may have side effects such as bleeding, infection, urinary issues, and erectile dysfunction1.

Discover a new way to look at prostate cancer.

Powered by MRI & AI

Ezra uses MRI scans that are analyzed by expert radiologists to help screen for prostate cancer.

We’re also building Artificial Intelligence technology, the Ezra AI, that’s designed to assist radiologists in their analysis and make them more accurate and productive. After further study of our AI technology, we plan to seek FDA clearance and make the Ezra AI available to radiologists. Our aim is simple: To develop the next generation prostate cancer screening technology.

Powered by MRI & AI

A prostate MRI is an effective way to have your prostate checked. Here’s why.

fast accurate no side effects
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Fast

A prostate MRI scan takes less than 30 minutes. You’ll be in and out of our imaging facility in less than an hour.

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Accurate

A recent study has shown that if prostate biopsies were directed by MRI findings, up to 18% more cases of clinically significant cancer might be detected, compared with the standard pathway of prostate biopsy for all2.

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No side effects

Unlike traditional methods, you don’t have to worry about bleeding, pain, or infection with an MRI scan.

As soon as you’re done with your scan, you can get right back to your busy life.

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What medical experts are saying

Oguz Akin, MD
Director of Body MRI
Ezra Scientific Advisor
“MRI is an effective medical imaging modality for prostate cancer detection”

MRI is an effective medical imaging modality for prostate cancer detection. It’s also non-intrusive and fast, so it has the potential of becoming the new standard of care for prostate cancer screening.

Paul Grewal, M.D.
Internal Medicine physician
Ezra Scientific Advisor
"Ezra's screening protocol is an incredibly promising alternative to the current diagnostic paradigm."

PSA tests are inaccurate and often result in unnecessary prostate biopsies. MRI provides an alternative that is fast, accurate and with limited side effects, while MRI-guided biopsies can increase the number of clinically significant cancers identified. Ezra's screening protocol is an incredibly promising alternative to the current diagnostic paradigm.

Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D.
VP and Medical Director Eastern Operations.
Ezra Scientific Advisor
“AI has the potential of making radiologists more accurate and efficient.”

AI has the potential of making radiologists more accurate and efficient. Once it is cleared by the FDA, Ezra’s AI technology has the potential to be a faster, more affordable way to screen for prostate cancer.

Question? We’ve got answers.

What is an MRI scan?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Basically, an MRI machine is a giant magnet that uses radio waves to take pictures of your body’s organs and structures. It’s also safe, as long as you don’t have any metallic implants. During your MRI scan, you may not wear any jewelry or clothing with metallic components.

Are MRI scans safe?

Yes, MRI scans are safe and pain-free, provided that you don’t have any metallic implants (in which case you will not be allowed to get an MRI scan). Plus, unlike other medical imaging procedures such as CT (CAT scan) or X-ray, an MRI scan doesn’t expose you to radiation. The FDA’s website provides a comprehensive overview of MRI’s benefits & risks3.

Is Ezra covered by insurance?

We’re working on it. At this time, Ezra is only offered directly to consumers, and is not covered by insurance. We’re currently in talks with health insurers to get the Ezra solution included in health plans.

How is an MRI scan different from other prostate cancer detection methods?

Lots of ways. First, it’s more accurate. The current standard of care for prostate cancer screening is a PSA blood test, followed by a prostate biopsy if the PSA levels are elevated. A recent study concluded that if prostate biopsies were directed by MRI findings, up to 18% more cases of clinically significant cancer might be detected compared with the standard pathway of prostate biopsy for all4.

Second, MRIs are painless. You’ll be in complete comfort the whole time. Last but not least, MRIs are faster. A prostate MRI scan takes less than 30 minutes, and you’ll be in and out of the imaging facility in less than an hour.

Why should I sign up for Ezra and not go directly to an MRI imaging facility?

Good question. First, because as an Ezra member, you may pay a lower price. We buy MRI scanning slots in bulk from our Imaging Partners, who give us preferential rates. We pass those savings on to you.

Second, because we simplify the screening process. You won’t need to worry about a physician referral, as we take care of that for you. We send your personalized report directly to your Ezra dashboard for easy access. Your Ezra Physician will spend up to an hour with you to go through your results (compared to an average of 15 minutes in a typical clinical setting). And last but not least, your Ezra Guide will be available to answer any questions you may have, as well as guide you through the clinical pipeline whenever necessary.

How long does a prostate MRI scan take?

Not long at all. A scan takes less than 30 minutes. You’ll be in and out of the imaging facility in less than an hour.
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Should I get screened for prostate cancer?

The American Cancer Society recommends the following: Men with more than one first-degree family member who have had prostate cancer should start getting screened when they turn 40. Those with just one first-degree family member who has had prostate cancer should start getting screened when they turn 45. And all men at average risk, and who expect to live longer than 10 years, should get screened once they turn 505. Furthermore, according to The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the decision to get a prostate cancer screening for men 55–69 should be an individual one, after they have spoken to a clinician6.